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This fascinating natural history collection can be traced back to the Medici family. Full of taxidermied animals of all types, skeletons and wax anatomical models, it is a must for the curious, as well as science and history lovers.
Old-ish museum with tons of animals and minerals on display. Price is fair to what they have to offer, though there isn't much information about animals outside of their names so you'll mostly just be looking at them. Taxidermy is mostly questionable at best with...More
We spent a half day at the Museo di Storia Naturale and had a tour of La Specola. It was a fascinating experience...really interesting. To see how these wax creations (that were really an artform in and of themselves) were made and how they have...More
It’s dated and gallery after gallery of stuffed animals and birds is the kind of presentation most museums have moved away from. But you came for the wax models right? Since 2017 you must reserve a tour to see them and tours are limited to...More
Went to this place because we had a discount from the Galileo museum. Very disappointed. Displays were old. Museum was hot. Signage was in Latin (expected), with very little English. Presentation was boring.
The question is what can't you see here? The collections date back to the 1700's and there are butterflies, insects, extraordinarily lifelike mammals, birds, sea creatures, coral, amazing mineral section. It is not vast per se, but very entertaining and absorbing. We are not fans...More
I would highly recommend this museum for adults interested in science and history. But it’s also a great place to bring children - for younger children the animals are interesting and older children the way the animals are classified teaches them about zoology.
The museum contains the largest collection of anatomical wax models, presenting in great detail the systems composing the human body. This part of the collection can only be visited by guided tour (lasting around 1h with a few tours available throughout the day). This is...More
When we visited La Specola museum yesterday we had a tour round the extraordinary Anatomy section. This was set up in the 17th century and is basically a guide for Doctors and Scientists of the time of the internal workings of the human body. All...More
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.